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Yuga

[yoo g-uh] /ˈyʊg ə/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
an age of time.
2.
any of four ages, the Satya, the Treta, the Dvapara, and the Kali, each worse than the last, forming a cycle due to begin again when the Kali has come to an end.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; < Sanskrit
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Yuga

/ˈjʊɡə/
noun
1.
(in Hindu cosmology) one of the four ages of mankind, together lasting over 4 million years and marked by a progressive decline in the vitality and morals of men
Word Origin
C18: from Sanskrit: yoke, race of men, era; see yoke
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